Just want to ask the big question: What does everybody think about SOCKS proxies?
On the one hand, they will hide your IP address from any RIAA/MPAA people out there who are looking for sharers. On the other hand, they will slow down your connection (I'm on DSL, and using a good proxy, I get a maximum of about 17KBPS). What do you think? Is it worth the trade-off?